Monarch and the Milkweed (The)

Study Score, Downloadable

Duration 12:00 $30.00


Feature for trombone 3 and fluegel 2


5 reed, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 bass trombone, accordion, guitar, piano, bass, and drums. (Tenor 2 has clarinet doubles, but it can just be played 8va on tenor)

The offer contains

  • Downloadable PDF study score (transposed) for "The Monarch and the Milkweed"
  • Streamed video of Maria talking about writing this piece
  • Downloadable MP3 of the recording mixed with no drums for better listening to horns
  • Streamed video of trombone soloist, Marshall Gilkes, talking about the performance of this piece
  • Streamed video of flügel soloist, Greg Gisbert, talking about the performance of this piece


Recorded on The Thompson Fields, "The Monarch and the Milkweed" is quite classical in nature. The piece has a lot of rubato, and though each of the solos are based on chord progressions similar to the other, I approached each solo slightly differently, and I'll discuss this in my video where I talk a little bit about the writing of this piece. I've included streamed video interviews with each of the soloists on this piece, Marshall Gilkes on trombone, and Greg Gisbert on flügel. I've also include an alternate mix with no drums, as I thought it might assist you in extracting horn details as you follow the score.

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